How to Get Here

Chicago

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is 18 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop. Accessible by the CTA Blue line and Metra North Central.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is 8 miles away from The Loop. Accessible by the CTA Orange line.

Chicago Union Station is located at 225 South Canal Street in the West Loop. Amtrak and Metra trains arrive to and depart from the station. Accessible by the CTA Brown, Orange, and Pink line.

Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Center – September 28 & 29

400 South State Street

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By train: CTA Brown, Purple, Orange, and Pink Line (Harold Washington Library Station), Blue Line (Jackson Station), and Red Line (Jackson Station).

By bus: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, 145, 146, 147, and 148

If driving: We have a discounted parking rate of $16/day at InterPark, 318 S. Federal St., Chicago. See check-in staff for further info. This rate is only good on Sept. 28 and 29.

Open Books Bookstore – Kick-off party on September 27 – 6:30 p.m.

213 West Institute Place

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• By train: CTA Brown, Purple, and Red Line (Chicago Station)

• By bus: 22 (Dearborn and Chicago), 36 (State and Chicago), 156 (LaSalle and Chicago)

Brando’s Speakeasy – Social Event and Reading September 28 – 5:30 p.m.

343 South Dearborn Street

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• By train: CTA Brown, Purple, Orange, and Pink Line (Harold Washington Library Station), Blue Line (Jackson Station), and Red Line (Jackson Station).

• By bus: 1, 7, 22, 24, 28, 36, 62, 126, 855 (Dearborn and Jackson); 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 130, 146, 147, 148 (State and Van Buren); 22, 24, 36, 130 (Van Buren and Clark).

• On foot (from Harold Washington Library): Head south toward West Congress Parkway, turn right onto West Congress Parkway, and turn right onto South Dearborn Street.